6.03.2008

we all scream for ice scream

Here is the 2nd block for my Family Quilt that I am putting together.

As a family we don't necessarily 'scream' for ice cream, but it is a family favorite of ours to drive on over to our local drive-in and order our favorite ice cream treats. The kids are convinced it should be a nightly destination for us, but ha! like that is almost going to happen....although when planning the weekly menu, that would be a nice way-out from cooking meals....

And I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as purple ice cream, but it seemed to go really well with the pink ice cream in the other cone and it fits so well with the rest of the color theme of this quilt.
A little bit of embroidery to accentuate the shape and it looks pretty realistic. Yum.

Here is the next block in progress. Yup. You guessed it. Swimming is big at our house. In fact the kids have already started swimming in the near frigid pool--not me!--and so I must somehow sew up a block that shows this favorite of our family.



9 comments:

SewAmy said...

I love that you are making a "family" favorite times quilt. Both blocks are great. I can't wait to see the progress as this quilt developes. I may think of doing one for my family too. The ice cream does look very relistic.

Jacquie said...

This is such a great idea. Is the family contributing to the subjects? The ice cream cones are wonderful!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I am telling you Dawn...you ought to publish this stuff. You could be making some extra money from home. You are just as talented as the other designers we see. The cones look terrific, if you didn't catch that already. WOW, lady.

Adrienne said...

What a great idea! Are you making up the blocks as you go or do you have a pattern for the things your family loves? I love ice cream, too, and I agree with the kids. Everyday would be perfect! ~Adrienne~

QuiltedSimple said...

Seeing your ice cream block made me hungry - guess I'd better break out the ice cream. Great idea to do a family quilt - can't wait to see the rest of the blocks!!

Kris

Cath said...

I've seen blue ice cream; I'm sure there's purple somewhere... as a matter of fact, the last time I was lucky enough to have blackberries for my vanilla ice cream (years ago!), the whole thing turned a lovely shade of purple. *grin* Thank you for that memory!

I love your quilt and agree that you have the talent to be a designer.

Thanks also for the comment on my blog! There's just nothinglike turning string into something pretty, is there?

Cath

meggie said...

That quilt is looking very good! Love the ideas~ & the colours!

Knot Garden said...

Another lovely block, and I really like the way you embellish your applique with embroidery. Perhaps a purple ice cream could be blackcurrant flavour?

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